MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
In it, he expressly welcomed the fact that US President Joe Biden’s first trip abroad would be to Europe after he took office. Brinkhaus: “That shows that transatlantic relations are once again of the same importance for both sides. And dealing with one another is more familiar again, our common values are clearer again. This is important for people in Europe, the USA and around the world. “
Backbone of collective security
The group chairman was also pleased that American soldiers should continue to be stationed in Germany. Brinkhaus also made it clear: “The USA is the backbone of our collective security within NATO. As a close partner, it is also our task to identify the challenges and tasks in our common interest and to solve them as quickly as possible. “
According to the group leader, Russia in particular is challenging “our values and ideals of freedom, as was the case recently in connection with Belarus”. Therefore, one needs in NATO and the EU the ability to “credible deterrence in order to meet these challenges”.
Modernize the Bundeswehr
With a view to the NATO summit next week and the two percent target for defense tasks, Brinkhaus emphasized the need for rapid modernization of the Bundeswehr. He made it clear: “We as the CDU / CSU are clearly committed to the two percent target. To do this, we urgently need to modernize the Bundeswehr and advance important procurement projects.
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